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How to remove the extra forum/FORUMS/ my forum url.

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Ty.W, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Ty.W

    Ty.W Member

    I'm trying to remove the /forum/forums/main-forum.2/ and just have /forum/main-forum.2/...

    I used the instruction at http://xenforo.com/help/friendly-urls/ and renamed the file but it adds an extra /forums/ to the URL structure of each individual forum for some reason.

    Any help?
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. Ty.W

    Ty.W Member

    Done Jake ;)...

    I'm also a vbulletin user and I must say that getting around this is SOoo much easier even with this simple hangup. The forum is not the main index site but the /forum/ is the forums home page. I want to remove the /forums/ as I don't know where it's coming from.
    Jake Bunce likes this.
  5. Eagle

    Eagle Well-Known Member

  6. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    One of the /forums/ is the directory you've put it in.
    The second /forums/ is a route the software uses. You'll also have /threads/, /posts/, etc.

    You can either move your installation to another directory (here it's "community") or you can use Jake's route changer to change the second /forums/ to something else.
  7. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for verifying your license. The answers have already been posted... change the directory name or use the route changer addon.
  8. Ty.W

    Ty.W Member

    Thanks guys!

    I changed the directory name and everything looks and works perfect now :) ...

    For some reason I was a little confused by the url structure and was expecting /forum/forumtitle.1/thread.1/ type of URLs.
  9. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    is not possible to remove it completely?
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you want to remove the first instance completely, move the installation to the domain root.

    The second one can only be changed, not removed.
  11. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    I was interested in the second one. Understood, thank you
  12. Steve8383

    Steve8383 New Member

    If I were to do this would I then have a problem with my regular home page? i.e. would index.php in the root cause problems with my index.html file also in the root?
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, you can only have one index file in the directory.

    A lot of people use third party add-ons to create a home page, which allows XF to be installed in the root.
    Steve8383 likes this.

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